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Asian Textiles
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Silk breast wrapper
Balinese people, 
Tye dye 
Early 20th century 
Measurement:116 Inches x 20 inches . 295 cm's x 51 cm's 
 
Balinese
 
     
     
 
A fragment of Vaishnavite silk lampas.
Made in Assam mid 18 th century .
Measurements: 30 ins x 32 ins or 76 cm's x 81 cm's
Provenance: collected by traveller in Tibet in 1989.
 
Assam
 
     
     
 
Silk on embroidery
Phulkari from Punjab
Mid 20 th century
Measurements: 252 cm's x 108 cm's
 
India (Punjab)
 
     
     
 

A floss silk embroidered phulkari from Silh people of Punjab,
India.
Late 19th early 20th century.
Measurements: 127 cms x 240 cm Or 50 ins x 95 ins
 
India
 
     
     
 
(Detail)
A floss silk embroidered phulkari from Silh people of Punjab,
India.
Late 19th early 20th century.
Measurements: 127 cms x 240 cm Or 50 ins x 95 ins
 
India
 
     
     
 

Silk embroidered phulcari
Sikh , Punjab , India
Late 19th early 20th century
Measurements: 140 cm's x 240 cm's
 
India
 
     
     
 
A silk embroidered phulcari
Dowry piece
Sikh, Punjab, India
Late 19 th century early 20 th century
Measurements: 132 cm's x 216 cm's
 
India
 
     
     
 
An silk embroidered phulcari
Sikh. Punjab , India
Late 19 th century early 20 th century
Measurements :120 cm's x 248 cm's
 
India
 
     
     
 
An silk embroidered phulcari (DETAIL)
Sikh. Punjab , India
Late 19 th century early 20 th century
Measurements :120 cm's x 248 cm's
 
India
 
     
     
 
A skirt panel
Embroidered on indigo cotton
From The island of Timor
Mid 20 th century
Measurements:  126 cm's x 96 cm's
 
Timor
 
     
     
 


Silk embroidered
Dowry piece.
Sikh, Punjab ,India
Measurements : 144 cm's x 244 cm's
 
Punjab
 
     
     
 
Tibetan Tiger Rug
Wool warp wool weft
59.5 x 30.75 inches
Cinnamon coloured wool 
 
Tibet
 
     
     
 
Tibetan Buddhist ritual silk patchwork
Composed of Ming silk damasks put
together in the 18th century
Measurements: 72 cm's x 72 cm's or 29 inch square
Mounted
 
Tibet
 
     
     
 
Tibetan Indigo chequer board rug.
Wool warp, wool weft, thin pile.
This rug was collected in the 1980s which was when these rugs first emerged on the international market.
Late 19th century
Measurements:125 cms x 83 cms or 49 inches x32 inches
 
Tibet
 
     
     
 
Tibetan panel Wool applique' on wool.
The two symbols depicted are the wheel of joy a symbol of primordial energy and the eight petaled lotus a symbol of renewal.
Mid 19th century
Measurement:11 inches by 45 inches or 28cm's x 114 cm's
 
Tibet
 
     
     
 
A Phulcari cotton dowery textile,
embroidered in floss silk
from the Punjab, India
Late 19th century.
Measurements 230cms x 145cms
 
Indian
 
     
     
 
A floss silk embroidered wedding shawl from Sind, India.
Late 19th, early 20th century.
measures: 220 cms x 135 cms.
 
Indian
 
     
     
 
A floss silk embroidered wedding shawl from Sind, India.
Late 19th early 20th century.
Measurements: 210 cms x 145cms
 
Indian
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tibetan Buddhist ritual silk patchwork
Composed of Ming silk damasks put
together in the 18th century
measurements: 77 cm's x 77 cm's or 31 inch square
Mounted
 
Tibet
 
     
     
 
Imperial yellow Chinese silk damask.
Design incorporating clouds.
Late Ming, early Qing
Measurements: 69cms x 69 cms - 27inches x 27inches
 
Chinese
 
     
     
     
 
Tibetan Buddhist Ritual Patchwork
Composed of 18th century and 19th silk damasks
These patchworks were often found in Buddhist monasteries and were said to represent the absence of the Buddha. The act of stitching ritual textiles like the copying of Buddhist scriptures was considered a devotional pursuit. (a literal translation of the word “Sutra” is a stitch with intent)

Measurements: 66cms x 66cms - 26inches x 26inches
Lit: Similar example in Chinese and Central Asian Textiles, Selected articles from Orientations 1993-1997, Designs on Early Chinese textiles - Regina Krahl, p.67 Geometrics and Roundabouts, Gary Dickenson, published Linda Wrigglesworth 1997
 
Tibetan
 
     
     
 
 
 
Stock No 2670
Phulcari Floss stitch on cotton
Punjab.India Early 20th cent
Measurements: 92 ins x 56 in
 
Indian
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
Stock No 2643
Tapis (ceremonial skirt) From Sumatra,
Indonesia Woven in strips and fine ikat with mica inserts and silk embroidery depicting stylized ships
Late 19th century
Measurements: 4ft 6ins by 3ft 10ins / I36cms x 117cms
 
Indonesian
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An early wool pile Tiger Rug, Tibetan
Circa 1880s
Measurements: 155cms x 84 cms
Formerly in the Mimi Lipton Collection and Published in Tiger Rugs of Tibet by Mimi Lipton . Thames and Hudson 1988 pg 79 plate 60 Exhibited at The Haywood Gallery - London 1989.
 
Tibetan
 
 
 
 
 


Tiger rug
Tibet Wool pile Heavy to handle MiddIe 20th century
Found in Ladak
Measurements: 93cms x 170cms

 
Tibetan
 
 
 
 
 
Phulcari
Abstract design in floss silk on cotton c. 1930 Punjab, India Measurements: 8'2" x 4'5" - 249cm x 135cm
 
Indian
 
 
 
 
 
Phulcari Floss stitch on cotton Punjab.
India Early 20th cent
Measurements: 9ft x 4ft 2ins - 280cms x 127cms
 
Indian
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phulcari Floss stitch on cotton Punjab.
India Early 20th cent
Measurement: 9ft x 4ft 2ins - 280cms x 127cms
 
Indian
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quilted Palampore Mordant- Dyed
and painted Coromandel Coast
India Late 18th century
Measurements: 9ft x 6ft 2ins
 
Indian
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
Indian Calligraphic Brocade Silk brocaded
with gold thread India
circa 1800
 
Indian
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceremonial Calligraphic Batik Cotton Wax Resist Terracotta Ceribon.
Java, Pos. late 19th century
Designed with caligraphy, birds and Six Pointed Stars Measurements: 27in x 66in - 69cm x 155cm
 
Java (detail)